The Catamount Outdoor Family Center has been the home of the McCullough family since 1873. The place was originally the home farm of Giles Chittenden. The main house was built by his father, Vermont’s first Governor, Thomas Chittenden, in 1796.
The property at Catamount is listed by the Vermont Division for Historic Places and the national Register of Historic Places as the “Giles Chittenden Homestead”. The land is situated on two hills affording vistas including the Green Mountains and the Winooski River Valley in the East and the Adirondacks and Lake Champlain in the West. A pleasant combination of woodland, pasture, and cropland combine with mostly gently rolling terrain to make this 500 acre property a gem in burgeoning Chittenden County.
We started the recreation/conservation land use experiment in 1978 that you see here today. The property has become a model of education, agriculture, forestry, wildlife management, conservation, historic preservation, and recreation. it regularly services Vermonters throughout the Northwest quadrant of the state. It is also a destination for tourists from around the globe. Catamount is a 501(c)3 non profit organization.[tab_container initial_open=”1″] [tab title=”OUR MISSION”]Mission Statement: To promote family and community well being through activity and education in a natural environment.>>read more[/tab] [tab title=”TESTIMONIALS”][quote]We are very lucky and blessed to such a wonderful facility right in our back yard and owe you all a big thanks for all the hard work you do.>>read more[/quote] [/tab] [tab title=”DONATE”]The Catamount Outdoor Family Center needs your help! Our organization relies on a variety of funding sources for its operation and activities. There are many ways to support and change Catamount, including day use, memberships, and charitable contributions.>>read more[/tab] [tab title=”VOLUNTEER”]We rely on volunteers to help us….>>read more[/tab] [/tab_container]